Friday, January 20, 2012

Argentine protesters burn Union flag outside British Embassy in Buenos Aires as tensions rise over Falklands

A frenzied Argentine mob torched Union flags outside the British Embassy in Buenos Aires today in an ugly protest over the Falkland Islands.

More than 100 militants marched on the building as they called on President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner’s government to sever diplomatic links with the UK.

Furious demonstrators bellowed insults about David Cameron and held up banners saying: ‘England out of the Falklands’ and ‘Break ties now’.

They took to the streets after the British Prime Minister accused Argentina of being ‘colonialist’ for repeatedly demanding sovereignty over the disputed South Atlantic territory. He was told mockingly: 'You need history lessons.'

The spat revived the rhetoric of the 1980s amid growing rifts ahead of the 30th anniversary of the Falklands War. Read More